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Rupesh Kumar A
Assistant Professor Department of Library & Information Science Tumkur University, Tumkur
Can MS Word or Openoffice? Do this? Or this? .
Scientific Publishing Open access Publish or perish Self-publishing Self-archiving Publishing process and typesetting .
TEX Markup language by Donald Knuth Began in 1977. enhancements in 1989 Consistent & attractive typesetting High typographic quality Same quality output on different computers Stable & virtually bug free Pronounced ³Tech´ (hard µk¶) . present version released in 1982.
computer science. engineering. economics. linguistics« Pronounced ³lay-tech´ or ³lah-tech´ .LATEX Typesetting system by Leslie Lamport Set of macros TEX formatting engine Highly complex & structured documents Current version LATEX2e mathematics.
Features Open source & stable Strict rules on structure & formatting Time consuming Programmable desktop publishing Highly complex notations High compatibility Low hardware requirements .
Advantages Professionally crafted layouts Convenient typesetting of equations Content independent of layout Complex structures generated easily Free add-on packages Free & highly portable .
µDis¶advantages Time consuming Hard to write unstructured documents Fussy: output rendered only after error-free compiling .
Using LATEX No special knowledge required Computer literacy Plain text editing File manipulation (create. open.) Uncompress/unwrap files Software Prerequisites A text editor LATEX binaries and style sheets A DVI viewer to view & print the final document . save. etc.
TEX in India India: a typesetter for Western World TEX usage not volunteered by authors Means of livelihood for typesetters Accustomed to WYSIWYG* software Meager use *What You See Is What You Get .
ITRANS Bundling Indian scripts with LATEX By Avinash Chopde Preprocessor to convert Indic text input to Indian language script Supports all major Indian languages .
bwti devnac.Indic Fonts in ITRANS Language Bengali Hindi. devnag itxguj CS/CSX Kantex Pundoc Romancsx Wntml tlgutx Font . Marathi Sanskrit Gujarati Classical Sanskrit/ Classical Sanskrit eXtended Kannada Punjabi (Gurmukhi) Romanized Devanagari Tamil Telugu itxbeng.
Brahmi Font/preprocesso r kannadatex Arosgaon Sanskrit Gurmukhi Malayalam-TeX Oriyatex (cuttack.konark) tamilize teluguTeX In Progress« Developed by Jun Takashima Muhammad Masroor Ali Charles Wikner Amarjit Singh Jeroen Hellingman Jeroen Hellingman Thomas Ridgeway Lakshmi V S Mukkavilli In Progress« .Other Indic Fonts Language Kannada Bengali Sanskrit Gurmukhi Malayalam Oriya Tamil Telugu Assamese.
Use LATEX and encourage its use High visibility Easy accessibility Boost R & D .
So«you want to be« TEXnician or TEXpert .
Happy TEXing !!! .